Linda Manchio

Gelding in 'Inhumane Treatment' Case Settles in at New Home

Food and Wine (War Front), the 5-year-old gelding whose mistreatment for a bowed tendon resulted in a trio of "improper or inhumane" care rulings issued by the Delaware Park stewards last Friday, is settling in at his new home, a rehab farm in Townsend, Delaware, that serves as a satellite facility for MidAtlantic Horse Rescue (MAHR). "He's very, very cool. He's just a real classy horse," said Beverly Strauss, the co-founder and president of MAHR. "He's in beautiful condition except for his leg. It's just an unfortunate situation and it's...

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Attempt To Mask Lameness Results In 'Inhumane Treatment' Penalties

The Delaware Park stewards have suspended and fined an owner, trainer and assistant trainer for "improper or inhumane treatment" of a horse diagnosed last spring with a 50% tendon tear. Four related Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission (DTRC) rulings in the case involve a gelding named Food and Wine (War Front) who was disqualified from a June win because of a drug overage. After returning sore from that victory because of a bowed tendon that a veterinarian said required eight to 12 months off, Food and Wine was put back into...

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